Apparently, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will keep marijuana on its list of prohibited substances for 2023. This means that athletes subject to WADA's drug testing code will continue to be suspended if they test positive for cannabis in competition.
Despite friction over the suspension of American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, who lost her chance to shine at last year's U.S. Olympics after she tested positive for cannabis, the final decision of keeping cannabis as a prohibited substance, will likely be reached at a meeting later this month.
In some countries, cannabis is used legally for medical and recreational purposes. However, its effects on sports performance are still questioned.
Last year, WADA, which oversees drug testing at the Olympics and other sports, agreed to launch a scientific review of cannabis' status on the banned list. The study came at the urging of the US Anti-Doping Agency and US politicians amid the controversy that followed the exclusion of track star Sha’Carri Richardson from competing at the Tokyo Olympics after she tested positive for cannabis …